Showing some work in Dumbo Arts Festival

Logo_287x240_DAF13I’m showing a piece in the Dumbo Arts Festival next week, and I’m planning on heading out on Friday night around 7pm to check out some of the work and getting a few drinks. Details are:

Dumbo Arts Festival
Friday (9/27) – Sunday (9/29)

Title: Modern Romance
Location: 85 Washington Street
Details: Here

If you can’t make it to the showing, you can see the piece in its entirety here. I’m in the midst of putting together a new series of these short films, and they will hopefully be ready at the end of this year. I’ll be sure to give a shout when those are available.

I’ll be somewhere in Dumbo on Friday evening around 7pm, so give a shout if/when you’re out therethere. Hope you can make it!

Everything is TEMP


Very excited to have a piece in the current exhibit, Everything is TEMP, at TEMP Art Space in Tribeca. Details for the exhibit are:

​Everything is TEMP
June 22 – July 20
TEMP Art Space
​57 Walker Street, New York, NY

​Twitter post with details here

Here’s a little excerpt from the press release:

TEMP Art Space is pleased to announce Everything Is TEMP, an exhibition curated by Alex Ahn and Ari Lipkis featuring work by nine emerging artists who explore the fleeting nature of digital art. The idea ultimately reflects the inherent ephemerality of technology and life. Artists include Yonatan Ben-Simhon, Tyler Healy, Jack Kalish, Rune Madsen, Marisa Prefer, Byron Peters, Matthew Ostrowski, Ryan Raffa, and Timo Toots.

In the novel Nineteen Eight-Four, George Orwell created a fictional language “Newspeak,” intended to be used by the dystopian rulers of his world to limit and control free thought. Orwell masterfully demonstrated that the development of language could either hold back mankind’s advancement or pull it forward. Arduino, C, C++, CSS, HTML, Java, Javascript, PHP, Processing, Python, UNIX, XML, etc. – these are the new languages of today used to program the technologies that now run our lives, these are the advancement of language.

The artists involved in this exhibition have studied to be fluent in these new languages just as one might devote themselves to learning French, Spanish or any foreign tongue. Language is continually evolving and with just about every new innovation a new computer language is born. Today’s rapidly increasing innovations require a mastery of each new language.

The curators, ​Alex and Ari, have been amazing, and it’s been a true pleasure to be involved. Hope you can make it out to the show!


Creative Computing Exhibit

Students in my Creative Computing and Creativity and Computation Lab courses were asked to show their work in the 2 W 13th Street, 10th floor exhibit space at Parsons. I’m really impressed with the efforts all the students made in preparing their work so far this semester, and thanks to the following students for exhibiting:

Emily Fuhrman
Mennie Shen & Jorge Proano
YiNing Huang
Bernardo Santos Schorr
Hyerin Kim
Immanuel Yang
Zoe Oleshansky
Taiji Kuroda
Briana Lynch
Jocelyn Wu
Alexandra Garkavenko

The exhibit is open to the public and will be on display until the end of the semester.

DisFluency Exhibition

For the past six months, I have been working with fellow MFA DT alums George Bixby and Jeanna Hamilton on the exhibition, DisFluency. Featuring works by Ricardo Dominguez, Brendan Fernandes, Nina Katchadourian, Erica Duffy-Voss, and Krzysztof Wodiczko, the aim of the exhibition is to examine universal aspects of inhibited communication by investigating synergies between works created in the areas of art and design. Additionally, we’re attempting to foster transdisciplinary participation across therapeutic, technological and pedagogical fields to investigate issues that affect fluent communication.

Within the clinical realm, ‘dysfluency’ is a diagnostic term for a speech disorder. By its very nature, the addition of the prefix ‘dys’ to fluency, negates the word and connotes dysfunction. Emerging from a common interest in how the act of stuttering affects the lives of stutterers, DisFluency examines how each of us is affected by compromised communication, and questions whether divergence from the fluent norm is always a ‘dys’.

The show will be on view at Aronson Gallery until December 19. There are a number of related events, so stop by when you have a chance.

Here are a few photos from the opening courtesy of Michelle Calabro.

Christian Marclay’s The Clock

Over the weekend, fellow classmate, Haeyoung Kim, let me know about Christian Marclay’s exhibit at the Paula Cooper Gallery, so I rode my bike up the West Side Highway and in to Chelsea. Sampling clips from thousands of films, the 24-hour video piece The Clock demonstrates time as a complex, central cinematic figure in its many forms and meanings.

The piece has a similar editing style to Marclay’s earlier work, with multiple film styles spliced together in both a jarring/cutting and swaying/lulling way, but the story that is told is much more suspenseful and edgy. Although the woman sitting next to me on the plush couches was falling asleep, I sat at the edge of my seat with a grin from ear to ear. The sound, woven beautifully by Media Noise’s Quentin Chiappetta, effectively carries the audience from suspense, to fear, to uneasy, to laughter.

After waiting in line for almost 30 minutes, I won the seat lottery and got a front row seat. The space was filled to capacity with many audience members sitting on the floor along the wall and in the back. A very helpful representative from the gallery provided guidance on when and where seats became available.

The show closes this Saturday (2/19), so get there if you can.